Laurent Gbagbo Becomes A Free Man

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Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo, the first former head of state to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), has been declared a freeman.


His supporters were seen gathered on the grass outside jubilating.

After a decade, Mr Gbagbo and his co-accused Charles Ble Goude can now return home to Ivory Coast.

It was gathered that the appeals judges rejected all of the prosecutor’s arguments against the original acquittal and agreed that the evidence was extremely weak, raising questions about how this trial went as far as it did. This case was seen as a test of the institution’s ability to handle these high-profile figures.

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